Baking for some can be a form of therapy. For others, it can be quite stressful.
When it comes to baking, everyone has to start somewhere. So if you are new to baking, or just want to improve your baking skills, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are some baking tips that will help you start your baking journey and grow with confidence.
#1 Start small
It is easy to get ahead of yourself and want to start by baking something big and fancy. Although it is hard to start small, it is the most important first step. Starting small will allow you to get a hang of the basics of cooking, and practice without it getting too stressful. Once you have baked a few smaller goodies, you can move onto bigger meals to prepare and slowly work your way up.
#2 Follow a recipe
When you start baking, it is important to follow a recipe and do exactly what it says. It is so easy to miss the odd step, thinking it won’t make a difference, but some recipes are sensitive and even just a few degrees difference on the oven can make the biggest difference. Find recipes of foods that you enjoy, so you can reward yourself for your hard work and eat them afterward.
#3 Use the right equipment
The right equipment can also play a huge role in the success of your baking. It will make the preparation and the baking itself significantly easier and more efficient, while also ensuring that the recipe turns out how it is supposed to. This includes utensils, pots and pans, and measuring equipment.
#4 Get everything ready before you start
Before you dive into a recipe, it is important to get everything ready before you start, including the ingredients and the equipment. This will also help provide an efficient and easy baking experience, as well as help you when things need to be completed promptly and save you running around looking for something. There’s nothing worse than starting to bake and realizing you are missing something! Run through the recipe before you start, and lay everything out in an easily accessible place. You can also measure out all the ingredients and chop them beforehand too.
#5 Stay consistent
If you are new to baking, it is easy to want to give up quite quickly. Make sure you stick to it for a while, embrace the ups and downs of baking and continue to work at it. The more you push yourself out of your comfort zone, make mistakes and learn from them, the quicker you will improve. Once you have mastered the basics, you will start to enjoy baking and it will become a much easier, smoother experience.
Baking is a skill, just like anything else. This means you need to practice regularly if you want to get better. With time, consistency, and patience, you can go from a beginner to learning how to bake salmon in foil perfectly every time.